Samhain

Oct. 31st, 2010 09:23 pm
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Since today is Samhain, I thought, why not talk about it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain
The least biased article I could find on a quick google.

Interesting enough I did find out via the history channel today, the reason why ghosts are depicted in sheets. It references the burial shrouds. The whole door to door treating gifting originated from, the kids asking for treats(soul cakes) to pray for the souls on All souls day on Nov 2. Trick or Treating is about 80 years old and derives from bribing kids with treats to keep them from acting on Halloween or mischief night.

Anywho.

discuss



Any stories of things going bump in the night you'd like to share? Since Samhain is the day that the veil between this world and the otherworld is thin.

I'll have to think on it myself.



recipe for soul cakes
Ingredients:

Servings:

12
Servings Size


* 1 cup butter, two sticks American
* 3 3/4 cups sifted flour
* 1 cup fine sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ginger
* 1 teaspoon allspice
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
* 4 -6 tablespoons milk
* powdered sugar, to sprinkle on top



Directions:

Prep Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 55 mins

1. 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. 2 Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender or a large fork.
3. 3 Blend in the sugar, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and allspice; beat eggs, vinegar, and milk together.
4. 4 Mix with the flour mixture until a stiff dough is formed.
5. 5 Knead thoroughly and roll out 1/4-inch thick.
6. 6 Cut into 3-inch rounds and place on greased baking sheets. Prick several times with a fork and bake for 20-25 minutes.
7. 7 Presentation:.
8. 8 Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar while still warm.

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